Wipro bags 5-yr tax management system deal from Punjab govt

Wipro bags 5-yr tax management system deal from Punjab govt

The Department of Excise and Taxation, Government of Punjab has selected Wipro Infotech to deploy the tax management system across the state, which will also be managed by the company for five years, Wipro Infotech said in a statement.

Wipro will be responsible for design, implementation and management of IT infrastructure and outsourced transaction processing along with other support activities. This includes procurement, deployment, operations and maintenance of the department's IT infrastructure at various project locations as well as  data migration, setting up of various front windows, training, helpdesk and maintenance activities.

Wipro would also undertake design, development, customisation, testing and rollout of the application software for a period of five years. The Excise & Taxation Department is one of the major revenue collecting agencies in the state. The department had proposed a scheme for computerisation of Sales Tax procedures in July, 2000.

To implement this, the government created an autonomous body called Excise and Taxation Technical Services Agency (ETTSA). ETTSA selected Wipro to deploy and manage this solution.

"We are delighted to be partnering with the Punjab government to further the cause of e-governance. We plan to deploy IT systems and services that are extremely robust, scalable and flexible to ensure efficient payment and collection of taxes across the state," Wipro General Manager and Business Head (Government and Defence Vertical) Vivek Sharma said.

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